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1. (WO2006091971) MICROPHONE PLACEMENT IN HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES TO PROVIDE CONTROLLED DIRECTIVITY
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Pub. No.:    WO/2006/091971    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/007058
Publication Date: 31.08.2006 International Filing Date: 27.02.2006
IPC:
H04R 25/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: STARKEY LABORATORIES, INC. [US/US]; 6600 Washington Ave. So., Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
BURNS, Thomas Howard [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: BURNS, Thomas Howard; (US)
Agent: STEFFEY, Charles E.; Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, PA, P.o. Box 2938, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 (US)
Priority Data:
60/656,795 25.02.2005 US
11/276,354 24.02.2006 US
Title (EN) MICROPHONE PLACEMENT IN HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES TO PROVIDE CONTROLLED DIRECTIVITY
(FR) POSITIONNEMENT D'UN MICROPHONE DANS DES DISPOSITIFS DE PROTHESE AUDITIVE AFIN DE CONTROLER LA DIRECTIVITE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The present disclosure includes various methods and apparatus for controlling directionality of a hearing assistance device including a pair of directional microphones. In various examples, the hearing assistance device includes a pair of directional microphones and an omnidirectional microphone. In various examples, the hearing assistance device includes a directional microphone and an omnidirectional microphone. In examples with multiple directional microphones, various angles can be employed. For example, in some applications the first directional axis can be about ninety degrees offset of the second directional axis. The microphones are aligned with an intended direction of reception in some embodiments. In some examples the microphones are not aligned with an intended direction of reception. Other variations are possible without departing from the scope of the present subject matter.
(FR)L'invention concerne des procédés variés et un appareil permettant de contrôler la directivité d'un dispositif de prothèse auditive doté d'une paire de microphones directionnels. Dans des exemples variés, le dispositif de prothèse auditive comprend une paire de microphones directionnels et un microphone omnidirectionnel. Dans d'autres exemples variés, le dispositif de prothèse auditive comprend un microphone directionnel et un microphone omnidirectionnel. Dans le cas de microphones directionnels multiples, on utilise des angles variés. Par exemple, dans certaines applications, le premier axe directionnel peut être décalé d'environ 90 degrés par rapport au second axe directionnel. Dans certains modes de réalisation, les microphones sont alignés dans un sens de réception prévu. Dans certains exemples, les microphones ne sont pas alignés dans un sens de réception prévu. L'invention concerne également d'autres variations.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)